Ventura County Garden Club

The Ventura County Garden Club will tour the Japanese Garden in Sherman Oaks Park, Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley), on Wednesday, October 2nd. The Journal of Japanese Gardening has ranked this number 10 for authenticity out of 300 Japanese gardens in the United States. This will be a self-guided tour; where members will arrive and walk at their own pace. The 6.5 acre garden is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a $5.00 per adult or $3.00 per senior charge.

The garden, which is adjacent to Woodley Park, opened June 14, 1984. It was created by a Japanese garden designer, Doctor Koichi Kawana, who also created a dozen similar ones throughout the United States. The garden is located next to Tillman Water Reclamation Plant and is irrigated entirely with reclaimed water.

The Japanese Garden is divided into three sections: Karesansui, Chisen-Kaiyushiki and the traditional tea garden, with an authentic teahouse. Fall blossoms will be at their peak of season in October. Plants will not be for sale and all visitors are asked to follow proper garden etiquette. (Take pictures only; NO “samples”) Parking is limited; therefore, visitors are advised to carpool. An RSVP is not necessary for community participants, since the self-guided tour begins and ends with each person’s own schedule. For further information call Jacqualin at (805) 816-6019 or email [email protected]

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